Kawerau Pūtauaki School
Newsletter - Friday, 11th of February, 2022
This week all classes have started swimming. It is fantastic to see so many students excited to go swimming. However, we do still have a few reluctant swimmers. Class swimming is one part of our curriculum, the same as reading and maths. Therefore it is expected that all students take part in swimming unless medically unable.
Managing Self - This is one of the Key Competencies listed in the New Zealand curriculum. Students who manage themselves are enterprising, resourceful, reliable, and resilient. (New Zealand Curriculum, 2007)
When we go swimming students can demonstrate managing self by getting dressed quickly and looking after all their belongings. We have a small number of students who are finding this difficult. Some ways to help with this at home is; practising getting in and out of their togs by themselves, drying themselves and naming all clothes, togs and towels during the swimming season. If you know your child struggles with this please give your child’s teacher a call.
Sport at COVID alert level RED.
Sport and PE on school property will continue as normal under the RED alert level. However unfortunately all EBOP sports have been cancelled till the end of March. This is very frustrating for a number of our kids. But to get through these times we need to work together. Our school swimming sports will be going ahead but it will look a bit different this year as we are limited to only 100 people in the Kawerau pools at a time.
Rather confusingly, we do have the opportunity however to participate in an after school Rip Rugby module in Whakatane on Monday afternoons. A newsletter has been sent home about this today to interested students.